Thursday, July 23, 2015

July Series of the Month: A History of the American People

"Washington felt very keenly the sharp power of the hot criticism to which his course towards France had subjected him. It was a heady current to stem. Unmeasured abuse beat upon him. He seemed for a little the leader of a party, and of a minority party at that, instead of the leader of the nation. He was made to seem for a time nothing but a Federalist, the head of a party which meant to make the federal government the people’s master and then use its mastery to serve England, whom they hated, and to humiliate France, whom they loved."
                 —from Chapter III: “A Nation in the Making”

Cosimo is continuing our celebrating of American history with our July Series of the Month "A History of the American People" by Woodrow Wilson.

This collection is comprised of a five-volume history of the United States and the American people, reflecting many of Wilson's policies and ideas that he later brought to his candidacy and presidency. Our series is a beautiful replica of the 1902 first edition featuring all the original halftone illustrations.

About the author: 
Before he served as the 28th President of the United States, from 1913 to 1921, before he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) was a lawyer and an academic: a university professor of history and politics, and president of Princeton University. It was during his tenure at Princeton that he penned this five-volume history of the United States, and it reflects many of the biases he later brought to national politics, from racial prejudice to anti-immigration attitudes. In Volume III, Wilson delves into the expansion of the United States in the early 19th century in the western frontiers, tells the story of the founding and development of the federal government in the first quarter century of its existence, and explores contentious tariff matters and other divisive issues that challenged the new nation in its early years. Appendices feature the full text of the 1783 Treaty of Peace with England, the 1787 ordinance for the government of the Northwest Territory, the 1787 Constitution of the United States, the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and 1799, and the Virginia Resolutions of 1798. 

Cosimo offers Wilson's impressive series by individual volume at various online bookstores or as a full set in hardcover or paperback, especially of interest to collectors, readers who like to expand their personal library or professional librarians. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The hardcover retail list price for the series is $154.95, but now:our price: $119.99  (you save $35 or a 22 percent discount)The paperback retail list price: $64.95, but now: our price: $49.99 (you save $15 or a 23 percent discount) including free shipping.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

July Classic of the Month: The Constitution of the United States and Other Historical American Documents

As we are celebrating Fourth of July this month, Cosimo likes to present in honor of our country's independence, as our July Classic of the Month: The Constitution of the United States and Other Historical American Documents

Included in our Classic of the Month is The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution, and The Constitution of the Confederate States, created after the attempt to secede from the Union (especially relevant with the controversial flag discussions that have been in the news recently). Together, these four documents offer a firsthand perspective on the political history of the United States.

Celebrate our founding month with the paperbackhardcover or ebook version in your hands!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nominations for EthicMark Awards are now open!

Founded in 2004 by Cosimo author Hazel Henderson and supported by Ethical Markets Media, The EthicMark Awards are once again upon us. The rewards recognize socially responsible advertising and media communications that uplift the human spirit and society. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the awards!

Award-winning companies are examined by all-encompassing standards for
- the value of their message,
- the product or service being advertised
- and the merits and reputation of the company itself

There is still time to nominate a deserving company -- the submission deadline for 2015 is July 17. 

For more information, please go to

About the Author:
Hazel Henderson is a world-renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, and consultant on sustainable development. She has written books and introductions for Cosimo, including: "Uncivil Liberties: Deconstructing Libertarianism," "Earth Fever: Living Consciously with Climate Change," "Dare to Care: A Love-Based Foundation for Money and Finance," and "The Power of Yin, Celebrating Female Consciousness."

Friday, July 10, 2015

Abominable Snowman in the Media

The BBC recently published an article titled "Is the Himalayan Yeti a Real Animal?" asking if there is any truth behind the reports of a Yeti,  also known as the Abominable Snowman.

The article discusses the mythical descriptions and morals behind the folklore, as well as accounts of those who have seen the Yeti. There are also several scientific studies identified and researchers named, but true evidence is still hard to come by.

Cosimo is proud to offer "Abominable Snowmen - Legend Come to Life" by Loren Coleman in both hardcover and paperback for those interested in learning more about this elusive creature. Check out all of our Cosimo titles for even more information on the fascinating topic of cryptozoology.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Anniversary of Roswell UFO incident

In July of 1947, something crashed near Corona, a tiny town not far from Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. And that crash has been dissected and debated ever since.

Cosimo is highlighting Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval and Cover-Up of a UFO - The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident by Don Berliner and Stanton T. Friedman in honor of the anniversary of the the Roswell Incident.

Berliner and Friedman sifted through once-classified government documents, interviewed military and civilian witnesses, pieced together evidence, considered alternative theories, and concluded that a UFO crashed near Corona-and the U.S. government knew it and covered it up. 

Praise for Crash at Corona
"One of the more credible books arguing the existence of UFOs...Most arresting of all is the testimony of those who handled the debris, who had no opportunity to compare notes, yet have described the materials almost identical language." -- Publishers Weekly 

About the Authors
Don Berliner has written more than 300 magazine articles and 25 books on aviation history and space and was also a staff writer for the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP). He is board chairman of the non-profit Fund for UFO Research, Inc., and is a delegate to the UFO Research Coalition. 

Stanton T. Friedman is a nuclear physicist and is also the author of Top Secret/Majic. He has appeared on Larry King, Unsolved Mysteries, and Nightline and was involved with the documentaries UFOs Are Real and Flying Saucers Are Real. He has given more than 700 lectures on the subject of UFOs. Friedman also wrote introductions for two other titles published by Cosimo, The Roswell Report: Fact versus Fiction in the New Mexico Desert and The Roswell Report: Case Closed.

Cosimo is proud to offer both an affordable paperback and handsome hardcover edition of Crash at Corona at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperbackhardcover, and eBook), and Amazon (paperbackhardcover, and eBook).